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Design Of The Image Transfer Assembly For The Improved Tube Launched, Optically Tracked, Wired (TOW) Vehicle Program
Author(s): Stephen Beran
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the design and development of the Image Transfer Assembly (ITA) which allows integration of the TOW antitank missile weapon system with the Ml 13 armored personnel carrier to achieve the Improved TOW Vehicle (ITV). The discussion includes a brief description of the TOW weapon system, the need to incorporate it into an armored vehicle, the design options for implementing the integration and the major influencing factors that led to the final specific system configuration. The complete 1TA system is presented, describing the optomechanical configuration, stating the pertinent optical system characteristics, and highlighting the major problem areas attendant to the development program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0330, Optical Systems Engineering II, (27 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934252
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Stephen Beran, CAI, a Division of Recon/Optical Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0330:
Optical Systems Engineering II
Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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